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How to Survive Thanksgiving at Your Liberal Relatives
Big Government ^ | November 18, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 11/18/2012 10:01:02 AM PST by Kaslin

As a public service to our readers, and as a gesture towards civility in our national discourse, we offer the following how-to-guide for surviving Thanksgiving dinner at the home of your triumphant liberal relatives:

Arrival. “Your home looks lovely. Almost like it’s worth what you paid for it. Obama didn’t help with that yet, did he? Oh, well, maybe next term. May I use your bathroom?”

In the unlikely event that your host’s home has appreciated in value, use this introduction instead: “Love what you’ve done with it. Better dump it before the new year, though, or you might face that new Obamacare tax.” (Wait until after dinner to make a lowball offer.)

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1 posted on 11/18/2012 10:01:03 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“Wow! Everything looks lovely! It is amazing what we all can do when we work together. I mean, Obama was right, you didn’t do that, we all did. So, your welcome for my contribution.”


2 posted on 11/18/2012 10:03:32 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m surrounded by liberals, so I tend to just smile and say “Well, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.” When they boast about all the miracles Obama’s going to perform, I smile again and say “I hope you’re right. We’ll just have to wait and see.” (Meanwhile, I’m saving money, paying down debt, and stockpiling rice and beans, because I think we’re heading for harder times yet.)


3 posted on 11/18/2012 10:10:11 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Kaslin

Hilarious!

Here’s me to my loser college aged nephews...

Oh I see you got another tatoo. I heard the first lady say the other day if you get a tatoo of your favorite fruit or vegetable, you can use your food stamps to pay for it.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 10:10:21 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Kaslin

How about just showing up in your “Impeach Obama”, “Obama stole the election”, “Obama Bin Lyin” and “Our Kenyan President” T-shirts?

Subtle but not too subtle for the leftie “challenged” brain....lol.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 10:11:13 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Kaslin
How to Survive Thanksgiving at Your Liberal Relatives

Don't go.

6 posted on 11/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

“What the heck are all you doing in this comfortable house with a nice meal prepared? You didn’t MAKE any of this — now, pack it all up and take it to the nearest food bank or soup kitchen! NOW!

“You don’t want to be seen as hypocrites do you?”


7 posted on 11/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve already told my obama supporting relatives that they are no longer welcome in my home and I will bother them with my presence in their homes.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 10:16:54 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: pgkdan

Should read will NOT bother...


9 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:11 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: freedumb2003

Sorry, I want my Thanksgiving to be happy ...thus, we don’t really make much of an effort to spend Thanksgiving with these types of relatives. (i.e, my MIL is really the only one).

She actually had the GALL to start talking smak about Obama at hubby’s military retirement. (With balls the size of boulders and a brain the size of a pea.) I just walked out of the room when it started, to avoid being caught for murder, and possible lifelong incarceration ...


10 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:40 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Kaslin

I moved to Texas. None of my relatives here voted communist. We’re going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving AND Christmas without any lib talking points to be heard.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 10:19:51 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Kaslin

LOL. I made need this.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:21:03 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Kaslin

Simple solution - have Thanksgiving Dinner at home


13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:23:14 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Kaslin

Open carry.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 10:25:11 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Kaslin

How about going through their house helping yourself to whatever you need? If they have anything that you don’t have, feel free to redistribute it. For example, let’s say your liberal family has a 60” LCD, but you only have a 40”. Feel free to grab one of their 20” computer monitors to even things out. Or, let’s say you’re a bit low on gas after driving to their house. Get out a siphon and take what you need from their cars. It’s only fair!


15 posted on 11/18/2012 10:29:08 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm not surviving any thing. I have a large family. If by chance I'm invited to my younger sister's and my rotten little brother shows up, the moment he opens his yap I'm going to shut it. Hell, I may just paste him one on sight. I'm not ''surviving'' anything any more. If I'm around some liberal who is going on about Obama I'm going to go off. No more playing nice with these a-holes. Time to ''get in their faces''.
16 posted on 11/18/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: DTogo

That’ll do it.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 10:32:22 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: A_perfect_lady
Bless you. As per your screen name might I'd suggest you say “Really, must we spoil so nice a meal as to mention something so unpleasant as politics?''
18 posted on 11/18/2012 10:35:11 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
When they boast about all the miracles Obama’s going to perform,...

Or, you could ask "Didn't he say he was going to do that four years ago?".

19 posted on 11/18/2012 10:36:11 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: CitizenUSA

I like how you think!!


20 posted on 11/18/2012 10:36:55 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: MomofMarine
I moved to Texas. None of my relatives here voted communist. We’re going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving AND Christmas without any lib talking points to be heard.

I have no liberal relatives or friends. All of my relatives are thinking people, not guided by emotions as are liberals. The majority of my friends are members of the church of Christ congregation that I attend or are from my Harding college days of years ago. They are all Constitutional Christian Conservatives, 100% pro-gun (our preacher proudly carries a gun to services as do most of us in the congregation) and 100% uniform in opposition to all forms of communistic liberalism.

From my perspective, liberalism and satanism are identical. Since I have no satanist friends or relatives, it makes no sense to tolerate anyone who hews to the values of liberalism. In short, I shun evil.

21 posted on 11/18/2012 10:36:58 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: South40

“Don’t go.”

That’s the way we handle it....Fortunately 95% of all my family did not vote for Obamagabe.....The early 20 somethings cannot be reached.....Two of them.....


22 posted on 11/18/2012 10:37:09 AM PST by 3722535r
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To: Kaslin

Save Thanksgiving and improve the gene pool at the same time by not marrying into that crowd.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 10:37:49 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Their excuse for that is “He was busy cleaning up Bush’s mess.” (They really believe this.) I do sometimes smile gently and say “Well, he’s definitely done for America what he did for Chicago.” Then I refuse to elucidate further. That always makes them scowl.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 10:39:53 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Anti-Hillary

On the subject of tatoos, I recently read that the number of people with tatoos and the number of atheists/nonbelievers was about the same, 16%. ;-)


25 posted on 11/18/2012 10:44:52 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Kaslin
No liberals in the family I will be having Thanksgiving with this year.

Problem solved.

26 posted on 11/18/2012 10:47:30 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t associate with communists. I have a couple of relatives - I don’t talk with them or associate with them in any way. There is no such thing as a friend who is a communist, in my book. A friend will look out for a friend, and not harm you - how can a friend be a communist? It would be like saying, I have a friend in the KGB, or a friend who is a concentration camp guard, really? A “friend”?


27 posted on 11/18/2012 10:49:26 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: 3722535r
I don't go because of the hatred displayed by the more angry, militant leftists in the family who cannot be in a room with a conservative without frothing at the mouth.

Then there are those who agree with me politically but sit silently and watch it happen. I'd just rather not be around any of them and I don't want my wife around them either.

28 posted on 11/18/2012 10:51:23 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: gleeaikin
Interesting you should say that. My three nephews that are covered in tattoos are ALL atheists!!! Wow! That is amazing, but not surprising. This whole tattoo craze is nothing but a bold expression of rebellion.
29 posted on 11/18/2012 10:51:23 AM PST by Anti-Hillary (Soon everything in America will be "free", except it's people.)
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To: Kaslin

Forgot the most important line in being around liberal reletives (if yoyu must), “I’ll have another drink please”.

Believe me, I speak from experience. After five or six they become almost tolerable.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 10:53:13 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: South40

Defriend and stay the hell away because they are taking us all down with them.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 10:54:45 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Anti-Hillary

They need to have tats like all their friends to show what nonconformists they are.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 10:55:33 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: re_nortex
The majority of my friends are members of the church of Christ congregation that I attend or are from my Harding college days of years ago.

Dittos and greetings from the other side of the Red River.

33 posted on 11/18/2012 11:00:16 AM PST by Lacey
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Already done. I have nothing to do with the more insane of the bunch and little to do with their defenders.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 11:00:50 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m taking our new shipment of Rush’s Two If By Tea to our Thanksgiving get together, but we are all conservatives. Consider taking a six pack of Rush’s tea to dinners with lib relatives.
Seriously, the best rebuke for lib relatives is to take advantage of time’s wear on us all —just continue to try to live as honorable, humble, traditional Christian Americans year after year after year, whoever is President, whatever the season, whatever the economy. Help serve; help with the dishes. Don’t sit around and whine. Don’t get drunk. Remember your blessings. Find joy in the day spent with the ones you love.


35 posted on 11/18/2012 11:01:06 AM PST by Coyote Choir
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To: Anti-Hillary

And it’s amusing to me that they believe they are being so edgy and rebellious while conforming to the crowd all doing the exact same “non-conformist” thing. I wonder if they’re 100% sure of what those Asian symbols/letters they get tattoed on themselves really mean. For all they know, they’re running around announcing “I’m a goober” in Chinese.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 11:02:21 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: A_perfect_lady
“He was busy cleaning up Bush’s mess.” (They really believe this.)

One acronym will kill their Obama buzz when uttered: ACORN

After explaining Obama’s role in ACORN during his community organizing days and votes as Senator, I don't suffer fools as that propaganda gets thoroughly diffused. They return to their corner talking about the newest ‘People’ or ‘Us’ magazine tripe.

37 posted on 11/18/2012 11:05:34 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rigelkentaurus

I agree. Leftists these days (and they’re leftists, they’re not “liberal”) aren’t just people with a different view, they’re evil. I can’t be friends with evil people, therefore I don’t associate with leftists. Fortunately none of my relatives are leftists, or I’d cut them (socially speaking) in a heartbeat.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 11:06:33 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel
it’s amusing to me that they believe they are being so edgy and rebellious while conforming to the crowd all doing the exact same “non-conformist” thing.

Exactly. I had a discussion with a nephew who, on his 18th birthday rushed out and got one of the ugliest full-chest tattoos I have ever seen. He said it was his way of showing his "individuality". I told him if he wanted to do that he could have NOT done what all his friends have done and wasted his money on an ugly tattoo. His parents both said they didn't like it but that he was now an adult and they could not stop him. I asked them who paid for it and how he got there. They paid and they gave him a ride. Yes, they are liberals.

39 posted on 11/18/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

They aren’t invited this year


40 posted on 11/18/2012 11:08:22 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kaslin

Here is how I do it.

Oh gee, sorry.. Busy that day.

If I went, me, my wife and kids may be the only survivors.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 11:12:38 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Kaslin

Go to local Truck Stop & eat a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the really hard working truckers of America.

Without them, we would have nothing in our stores to purchase. Most truck stops go out of their way to produce nice holiday meals for those who are on the road.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 11:15:16 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: rollo tomasi

You may convince them that they are not equipped to argue with you, but you probably don’t actually change their minds. They just withdraw from the field. I mean, go for it, but I’m coming to the conclusion that a person’s politics are pretty closely tied up with their basic personality, and 47% of this country is sociopathic. I’ll just wait and see what happens, and do my best to make sure my cats and I are fed and safe. I don’t think there’s much else I can do.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 11:19:34 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Coyote Choir
Seriously, the best rebuke for lib relatives is to take advantage of time’s wear on us all —just continue to try to live as honorable, humble, traditional Christian Americans year after year after year, whoever is President, whatever the season, whatever the economy.

Yes.

Help serve; help with the dishes.

Yes.

Don’t sit around and whine.

Yes.

Don’t get drunk.

Well...

Remember your blessings.

Yes.

Find joy in the day spent with the ones you love.

Yes.

44 posted on 11/18/2012 11:26:41 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: ridesthemiles

and pay for their meal.

I’ve done that in the past. Might just do it again this year. My son loves the stories.


45 posted on 11/18/2012 11:28:18 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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Talk about how your own electric bill has gone up. Ask if theirs has gone up. Ask them if they've heard of Obama's war on coal, harassing coal power plant operators and coal mines until they have to shut down. Then ask them if they know that China is building 100 new coal power plants each year. Ask them if they heard about Germany's switch from nuclear back to coal power.

Chances are, they have no clue about any of these things. Then give them some links like this: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HlTxGHn4sH4 Ask them if they've ever heard the media mention Obama's pledge make electricity rates skyrocket in 2008 or in the recent campaign.

46 posted on 11/18/2012 11:29:40 AM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: A_perfect_lady
You may convince them that they are not equipped to argue with you, but you probably don’t actually change their minds. They just withdraw from the field. I mean, go for it, but I’m coming to the conclusion that a person’s politics are pretty closely tied up with their basic personality, and 47% of this country is sociopathic. I’ll just wait and see what happens, and do my best to make sure my cats and I are fed and safe. I don’t think there’s much else I can do.

Same here. I'm 46. I've unfriended people (or they unfriended me, I don't care) some people I've known for 40 years because they were true Obamabots. I've resolved to myself that I'm going to do my best to dig in and survive, take care of Mom and my cats and hopefully find Mrs. Right that believes as I do. I'll lob a few shells their way if they get out of hand but right now it a time to take stock, eliminate people and things from our lives that drag us down and to work on strategy. Almost anyone born from 1955 onward that voted for the Bamster is "persona non grata" to me. The older folks, I still see them as making a stupid move but they are so ingrained with FDR well, they will never change. The younger ones, they should know better.
47 posted on 11/18/2012 11:30:37 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Obama voters have cooties.)
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To: Kaslin

One of my brothers married a woman from Boston...she was a died in the wool Kennedy Democrat. The Clintons were her idea of a perfect President and First Lady. We welcomed this woman with open arms because she was a great person, misguided but great. My brother spent years explaining and proving to her what was really going on in the world...now she is a Republican and her family is stunned.

Don’t fight with misguided family members, drip the truth on them like water torture and have patience.


48 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:37 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Kaslin

I cut off relations with my Leftist relatives (my parents) for about 1 1/2 years now. I have no regrets; I have tried in vain to convince them of the evils of the Left and 0bama, but to no avail. It’s time we think of these people as the enemy, with no excuses for ignorance. You can show your love for them by praying for them to wake up from their delusion. But, you should never give them the mistaken impression of approval by showing them respect. Otherwise you are conferring tactic acknowledgement that their ideology can work.


49 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:56 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: mrsmel
For all they know, they’re running around announcing “I’m a goober” in Chinese.

I always suspect they are covered with things like "Shrimp with Vegetables" and "Chicken and Broccoli."

50 posted on 11/18/2012 11:40:06 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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